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How accurate is the Myers-Briggs personality test?

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Commonly used by large companies to tailor the work environment to employee's personality traits, the Myers-Briggs test has not been scientifically proven to be an accurate indicator of a person's personality. The test seems to ignore the fact that personalities are not defined as one or the other, but, rather constructed of bits and pieces of all the personality types.

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How accurate is the Myers-Briggs personality test?
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The science podcast Skeptoid points out that the results are also positive and encouraging, never pointing out the negative aspects of a particular personality type. This can lead people to believe in the accuracy of the test because they like what they read. Overall, the test is a fun look at personality types, but there is not scientific or theoretical evidence that it is accurate or reliable.

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